In the February/March 2019 issue of Great Lakes Brewing News, a regional print newspaper covering the beer industry, publisher Bill Metzger penned a salacious column that repeatedly demeans women. “In the age of #metoo … the pendulum has swung to far,” he writes.
Last week, the Brewers Association published best practices for breweries to focus on diversity and inclusion in their businesses. Authored by Brewers Association Diversity Ambassador Dr. J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, the guidelines include removing perceived barriers to access; considering diversity when hiring brewers and other industry staffers; and forging positive relationships within different communities. It’s an important […]
Anyone who’s seen Jillian Vose whip up a cocktail can attest she lives by her motto, “move with purpose.” As beverage director of the Dead Rabbit in New York City, she’s shaped the bar’s award-winning menus, helping the establishment earn World’s Best Bar 2016, and Tales of the Cocktails’ World’s Best Bar and World’s Best […]
Houston native Sarah Crowl-Keck is a staple of the city’s bar scene. She began her bartending career by working simultaneously at local landmarks Anvil Bar and 13 Celsius wine bar. After a few more stops at Haven, Uchi, and AQUI, Crowl-Keck found her home at Coltivare, the award-winning Italian-accented restaurant in The Heights. As bar […]
Tecate is more than a Mexican lager. The self-described “true champion of men” claims to provide legendary nights, lifelong memories, and an ideal grilling companion. It also, somehow, thinks it is the perfect light lager for ladies. Originating in Mexico and now available in every state and 16 total markets around the world, Tecate is […]
Last year, a man who self-identified as a men’s rights activist (MRA) filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock Brewery after he was allegedly denied access to the Women’s Beer Forum, a monthly meetup Eagle Rock has hosted since 2011.
Carol Stoudt is a living legend. Dubbed the Queen of Hops, she rules a small craft beer kingdom in Adamstown, Penn., a Pennsylvania Dutch-descended pocket of the state. At the center of her empire is Stoudts Brewing Company, a destination brewpub she founded in 1987.
Anyone who’s worked in a fast-food restaurant or movie theater knows the fountain soda myth: Colas pumped fresh on site taste better than ones from the bottle or can. A similar belief exists in beer. Ask any beer lover, and they’ll tell you there’s something special about a beer poured fresh from the tap. In […]
Beer is sacred. It’s been central to social and spiritual celebrations for millennia. Some historians even attribute beer to the basis of civilization. Much of what we know about beer’s ancient history traces back to the Hymn to Ninkasi, a 5,000-year-old ode to brewing etched into clay tablets found in modern-day Iraq. The Hymn to […]